As we get ready to welcome children and families back into our indoor spaces we have been doing some space improvements in classrooms. If you would like to volunteer your time to refresh a bulletin board, clean walls, clean out closets, repaint or any of the other things we are working on please let me know! We need people of all skill levels.
If you want to register your child for Wednesday night activities, the spreadsheet is open now! If you need childcare of children’s chapel for our upcoming indoor services please let Jessica know when you register You can find more information about that below our announcement.
- Family Movie Night – October 23 at 7pm (in case of rain we will move it to the next Friday) – Go here to vote for your favorite movie choice!
- Our first indoor service will be September 26 at 5:00pm and September 27 at 10:30am. We are offering chapel and Nursery care for those that preregister for the service.
- Outdoor Service – Sept 20 at 8:30am in the park
- We will have a drive through Halloween Bash on October 30. More information for that will be available soon.
We have resumed Wednesday night activities. The time is 4-6:00pm. If you need to drop off late please let me know. In the interest of limiting the number of people in our spaces at any given time, we have made some adjustments to our guidelines for Wednesday night activities. In addition to our regular participation packet, we are asking that parents fill out a Covid-19 waiver for each child, and we are also requiring all children who want to participate throughout the semester to register via this form. This means that while friends are still more than welcome, these forms will have to be filled out and turned in prior to their attendance.
Each of our children’s spaces are limited to no more than 10 at a time for the foreseeable future, and your participation in registering your child will be exceptionally helpful in planning and helping us to make sure that we are as inclusive as possible while also taking every precaution to maintain the health and safety of our children and staff. I know that these extra steps are nobody’s favorite thing, but right now, they are necessary for us to be able to move forward with programming for the immediate future. Thank you for your understanding, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
When you drop off on Wednesday night, or for the Nursery, or for Children’s Chapel all children 5 and up will be required to wear a mask and every child must have a temperature check
Children’s Ministry Resource Library
As we are all still battling with Covid and some are still sheltering at home I want to make sure you know that we have many resources for all church seasons that can be borrowed for use at home.
Right now we are highlighting resources for the feast day of St. Frances (Sunday, October 4), All Saints Day (Sunday, November 1) and we are happy to add anything that you might want to explore with your family.
Our Nursery welcomes children ages 6 weeks to four years and is located in the Parish Hall. The nursery is open on Sundays at 8:45 am for Breakfast and then Sunday School and also for the 10:30 am and 5:00 pm services. Nursery is also available for special services throughout the year such as Christmas Eve, Second Wednesday All Parish Gatherings, and the Children’s Summer Series. Parents are welcome to pick up their children during the Peace and Announcements part of the service so that the family can experience the Eucharist together.
When dropping your child off please:
- Sign your children in.
- Let the teachers know of any special instructions or dietary needs.
- Have items needed like diapers, formula, extra set of clothes, etc.
- Have all diaper bags, bottles and sippy cups labeled.
All children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to join Ms. Jessie in the education building for our new program. We will meet each Wednesday from 5:00-6:30pm. Programming will run for about an hour with our Wednesday night meal to follow at 6:00pm.
All children entering grades 4, 5 or 6 are invited to join us every week! Ms. Rebekah leads this group. Programming runs from 5-6pm with a meal to follow.
Children’s Sunday School
All children from 4yrs-5th grade are invited to Sunday school at 9:30am during our regularly scheduledSunday school dates. Each week we cover a different topic, build with legos, and do a fun craft or activity.
Children’s Chapel meets each week at the 10:30am and 5:00pm service. Children’s chapel is centered on the gospel reading for each Sunday. Children are invited to play, enjoy a snack, participate in an active lesson, and complete a craft or activity each week. Chapel begins at the start of each service and will end and rejoin the adults for communion.
All Youth Events
Each month we invite children of all ages from 0-12th grade to our All Youth Event. We get together as a large group for a different activity each month such as Camp Clue, Giant Bingo, Scavenger Hunts and Pumpkin Painting. At the end of our activity we invite all the children to join in a service of compline led by one of the group followed by a meal.
All children entering grades 4, 5 or 6 are invited to join us every week for this ministry! Tonight Ms. Rebekah will be helping us explore just what Lent is all about and we will be talking about what we might be giving up or taking on. Programming runs from 5-6pm with a meal to follow.